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secretary of defense. >> when he takes office, the first challenge he has is he'll be in the middle of the sequester fight meaning an automatic across-the-board cut for the defense budget and every other federal budget that is supposed to happen march 1. >> ifill: and we look at the big money groups supporting and attacking hagel's nomination. >> woodruff: we have two takes onhe war in mali, an on-the- ground report from the newly liberated town of gao... >> ifill: ...and an update on the destruction of ancient manuscripts in the fabled city of timbuktu. >> woodruff: and we close with the story of a soldier who underwent a successful rare double arm transplant, after losing all of his limbs in the iraq war. >> i hated not having arms. i was all right with not having legs. not having arms takes so much away from you out of even your personality. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> viking river cruises. >> bnsf railway. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people
luck, then you beat peyton manning and tom brady on the road and your defense-- which was suspect the whole year-- allows 14 points a a game in those three games then you start to say, you know, there's something going on here. and you start to look at them and say this is really not the ravens team that they appeared to be in december. but then 49ers come in and they've got this young stallion of a quarter back who runs as well as he throws and how about this? he runs for 181 yards in one playoff game against green bay then in the next playoff game he only runs one time on purpose for minus two yards. and so -- and he beats the atlanta falcons in the championship game with his arms, not his legs. so you're the ravens and you say what are we going to see kaepernick the runner? kaepernick the passer? some sort of hybrid guy who who's between? that's why there's so many interesting storylines in this game revolving not just around the people but the strategy. >> rose: there's also the story of both quarter backs, not only caber nick but flacco. >> rose: >> joe flacco is an amazing s
secretary of defense, former senator chuck hagel, defended his record today and said america must engage-- not retreat-- in the world. good evening, i'm jeffrey brown. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. on the "newshour" tonight, we excerpt tay's confirmation hearing,s republicans sparred th the forer vietnam comb veteran about the war in iraq and more. >> brown: then, we have two stories from the middle east, beginning with a dramatic late- night rescue of syrian refugees, fleeing across the border to jordan. >> woodruff: and a margaret warner report about the threat a nuclear-armed iran poses to israel. >> if they accumulate enough uranium which is close to weapons grade, enough uranium which enables them to detonate one nuclear device: to me is clearly a redline. >> brown: former vice presint al gore joins us to talk about his new book as well as money, politics and the future of democracy. >> the congress is virtually incapable of passing any reforms unless they first get permission from the powerful special interests. >> woodruff: do americans trust the federal government? andrew k
. national defense leaders announced last thursday they will carry out a nuclear test. workers' party leaders then asked secretaries of what they call local cells to gather in the capital. the media said on sunday that kim had some of the country's top defense officials. reporters said the leaders determined to act in his nation's interest. >>> tell us about the challenges in getting this country out of deflati deflation. >> getting price to rise is a major challenge. it's money circulating the markets, company performance, customers appetite for buying things. then there's the challenge of will people be able to afford more. labor and business leaders in japan are butting heads over a proposed wage increase. >> translator: this year we intend to secure a pay hike and improve working conditions. we want to bring japan out of deflation. >> officials of the japanese trade union confederation are calling for a 1% increase in wages. they suggest firms use the money to improve working conditions. they also say seniority-based pay increases should continue. the leaders of the japan business federat
on the economy. >> reporter: last quarter, defense spending fell off the fiscal cliff. as lawmakers bickered, manufacturers who make things for the pentagon cut back production sharply-- defense spending fell 22% in the latest g.d.p. report, tipping the economy into the red. >> certainly manufacturers are pulling back and i think this is a bit of a wake up call that these cuts are real and that they have real effects on the economy. >> reporter: economists and markets did not panic over the drop into the red, because the economy is still showing signs of solid growth. businesses are still buying equipment and software. housing continues to bounce back. and consumer spending held up well, expanding at an annual rate of 2.2%. >> so if you look through some of the volatile components, demand underneath was solid and it doesn't suggest the economy is losing momentum. so a scary headline number isn't as bad as it seems when you look underneath. >> reporter: and that's what economists say federal reserve policy makers did. after studying the economy for two days, chairman ben bernanke and his coll
in an administration for a secretary of state and secretary of defense to get along really well. there is some natural tension there. and she engagednd shend panetta got along fabulous. >> warner: speak of secretary of defense, chuck hagel who david, president wants to be, the secretary of defense, hearing yesterday confirmation hearing before the senate, pretty rough going. what did you take away from that. >> i thought it was terrible. i thought he did a very poor job. we interviewed him, mark and i said nice things about him. i internal enjoyed the interviews hi with him but he really did a bad job. he projected weakness which is not something you want in a secretary of defense. conot even respond to pressure from senators with any divorce origor. proct aid guy who hadn't prepared. some of these questions were obvious about the surge, about some of the things he said on al jazeera. you have to have an answer. it's like somebody without walks into a big home of their life without having done their homework. so i still think he will be confirmed. on more or less party-line votes but if it was up to s
and cuts in defense spending. did not announce any new action to stimulate the economy. wall street reacted by giving up some of its recent gains. the dow jones industrial average lost 44 points to close at 13,910. the nasdaq fell 11 points to close at 3,142. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to jeff. >> brown: whither the economy? that's been the question for quite a while now. today, there was a surprising and perhaps confusing new twist. the commerce department reported that gross domestic product actually shrank in the last quarter of 2012. thdrop was small, one tenth of a percent. but it was still the first time economic output had fallen in three and a half years. government spending dropped, most dramatically in the defense sector. the report, though, also contained some positive developments: consumer spending and business investment were both up. and yesterday, the so-called case-shiller index found that housing prices grew in 20 major cities by an average of 5.5% over the previous year. it was the biggest gain in six years. we talk it through, with joel naroff,
in 2008. the report says u.s. exports dropped 5.7%. government expenditure also fell by 6.6% and defense related spending plunged by 22%. on the brighter side personal spending was up over 2% from the previous quarter. this was led by strong auto sales. personal consumption accounts for 12% of u.s. gdp. company spending was also up over 8%. that's a turn around from the previous quarter. we have the latest indicator on japanese activity. factory output last month turned up after showing negative growth in november. industrial output rose 2.5% from the previous month. production of transport equipment like cars contributed to the rise. officials forecast industrial output will rise 2.6% in january and 2.3% in february. let's get a check on the markets. tokyo stocks are lower today. some investors are locking in profits after the nikkei index rose above the key 11,000 level on wednesday. others are buying as they anticipate a further decline in the yen. trading down by half a percent, 11,052 at the moment. the dollar is little changed against the yen. they're wanting u.s. economic trends f
is genuine and what's fake. police say commonsense can often be the best defense. >>> a japanese ballerina in egypt has found life more difficult since the start of the arab spring two years ago. on the street affects what she does on the stage. nhk world has her story. ♪ >> reporter: the cairo ballet company was funded more than 45 years ago. they contain many dances from europe and even further away. three years ago, 24-year-old liza ocha became the first asian to hold a position of prima ballerina. she came to egypt six years ago, when she was just 18. she chose the company because of its strong reputation. >> people here are friendly. i feel comfortable. it's my sixth year. now i feel like this is the place where i belong. >> reporter: however, two years ago protests occurred in egypt. the upheavals have affected the ballerina dancers. >> translator: when there are demonstrations, it's dangerous to go outside. sometimes there are curfews. when that happens, all rehearsals are canceled. it can be hard to stay motivated with all that is going on. >> sometimes the principal male dancer
will strengthen this year. the defense department has begun eliminating the jobs of all 46,000 temporary civilian employees at the pentagon. the announcement today said it's a response to mandatory, across- the-board spending cuts. they're scheduled to take effect march 1, unless congress comes up with aernative cuts. without changes, hundreds of thousands of full-time civilian employees will face furloughs and reduced paychecks by april. the government of syria called today for thousands of refugees to come home, including those opposed to the regime. nearly 600,000 syrians have fled the civil war and gone to neighboring countries. there's been a new surge this week. we have a report narrated by alex thomson of independent television news. >> the children say they double-checked their figures. they counted around 10,000 children in the overcrowded camps in jordan in just the past 24 hours, with the parents or gardens they recognized around 20,000 people in all. with the winter cold and conditions like this, in the camps, king abdullah of jordan took the might of these people to the top today, to
that diplomatically and in development, in defense, we need to incorporate the role of women into our work in those areas, wherever it happens around the world. >> the post of global ambassador for women's issues, will that continue? have you been guaranteed tha >> yes. that will definitely continue. it was, as you know, the first time it had been done in our government. i think it has more than proved its worth to be able to say that the united states of america has a global ambassador for women's issues demonstrates that we have institutionalized the concerns that we all have about what we can do to make the world better for women and girls and by doing so, serve our own interests. >> when you were meeting with female country leaders and negotiating, how was it different? >> it's interesting, the women who are in leadership positions right now around the world are a very interesting group. and they are both by their actions and their words, strong advocates for women. let me just give you a couple of examples. ellen johnson sirleaf, just reelected in liberia. she would not have been elected witho
are above .7. they're over three times, that people like swooden and norway. you could say your defense budget and aid budget, add those together, that's your international engagement. because we have by far the world's biggest defense budget and we have the biggest international engagement budget. the europeans choose to balance their international engagement into vaccines and aids drugs and things like that. so they're less about-- they're more about getting people lifted up so they can be self-sufficient. >> rose: you get a lecture last week, yesterday-- >> yes, yes. >> endowed by some journalists at the bbc, and what's interesting about it to me is you sailed three things. three convictions. the first was-- your work had given you three convictions. one-- i want you to elaborate on this-- when had gone improves life improves because disease and bad help insinuates itself into every aspect of your life. >> that's right. . in our country, kids have such a healthy life, that they go to school pretty fully equipped. their brain develops and they can achieve their potential. in africa, a
, women move to the front lines. the ban on women in combat has been lifted. defense secretary leon panetta addressed the country this week, explaining his decision. >> it's clear to all of us that women are contributingn precented ways to the military's mission of defending the nation. >> 14% of the military's active duty personnel are female. many women have called for ending the ban on combat positions for them for years. but not everyone is happy about women serving on the front lines. a think thank, center for military readiness released a report stating women are not equal on the battlefield and should not be forced into combat roles. manhattan institute scholar heather macdonald told me lifting the bawill ultimately urtomen >> i don't think that this is a move that is inspired by saying, let's improve our combat readiness. this is all about women seeking a ready path up the career ladder in the pentagon and making a theoretical and abstract point about equality. i can guarantee that you that we will start seeing claims of sexual assault, which will bring in more demands for g
leading one small business to create new jobs. >> susie: an intense day on capitol hill for defense secretary nominee chuck hagel. the former republican senator from nebraska took a grilling at his confirmation hearing. lawmakers from both sides of the aisle questioned him about his controversial views on gay rights, sanctions for iran, and former president george w. bush's policies in iraq. but in spite of the turmoil, hagel is expected to get cfirmed by a narrow margin. >> tom: an update on failed futures brokerage firm peregrine financial, its founder, russell wassendorf senior was sentenced to 50 years behind bars. he' received the maximum sentence after admitting to engaging in fraudulent activity and misleading regulators for almost two decades. wassendorf also was ordered to pay $215 million, the amount prosecutors say he cost clients. the 64-year-old said he is "very sorry." >> tom: a couple of media giants today highlighted the challenges of an industry under-going great changes. business at viacom slowed down at the end of last year. advertising at the company's cable t.v.
not been ackers must be defensive in directing people that-- directing ackers when they have never been an acker. how can be be a tennis coach. >> rose: if -- >> they have never played the game. and i think they assume a mantel of assuredness that actors see right through. whereas you can be in the middle of a scene, maggie did it in the middle of the scene, i don't know what the bleep the scene is about. rose: she ss that. i don't know what the hell is this is about. >> angry. >> rose: with you. >> not at me, just at life. >> rose: at life, right. >> just you know she thought she understood it. and i said you know, everybody goes like this i said what is the problem. and she starts to talk, you know, tell the crew to take off. and then i listen and i said you're right. i never thought of that. let's see if we can find-- . >> rose: what was she right about. what was the scene about. >> i can't remember. and then we just found a way to do it. but the other thing to say is the better the acker, th less you have dire them. because it is shorthand, basically. i would say things like that,
technology devices to protect the border. >> warner: a reserve colonel in the israel defense forces who lives near says israel is trying to ensure that the conflict in syria doesn't threaten israel's hold on the goal and. nor the way of life of the 20,000 israelis who moved here after israel took control. many live in housing settlemen settlements. others live, as he does, on agricultural kibbutzes growing fruit and wine-producing grapes. yet the fighting has already spilled over. wind farmer and settlement leader took us to see one of his hill top wind turbines and point out his settlement across the way. >> to the east we can see the community. this is a typical community. a religious one. something like 100 families. >> warner: that very settlement was hit last december when a syrian army mortar shell fired at rebel fighters went astray. after several more shells crossed the israeli army fired back, destroying a syrian mobile artillery battery and wounding several syrian soldiers. just one of many measures israel has gone to, to protect their unrecognized hold on this strategic land. >> we
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